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Split Leaf Philodendron

Grown mostly for its foliage, the Split Leaf Philodendron is a tropical shrub with large, dark green, deeply lobed leaves.  Considered as an evergreen, it thrives best outdoors in Zones 10-11, but can be grown anywhere in moveable containers to capture bright light, slightly humid conditions and no cold drafts.  Does best in partial to full shade and can grow 8-12’ tall with a comparable width.  Best to water at root level only to prevent leaf rotting.  Philodendrons are considered deer resistant and are bothered by very few bugs.  These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from curious pets and children.  The sap can be irritating to sensitive skin.